SFCC student Wena' Knaup:
I honestly never gave any thought to becoming an
interpreter for the deaf until after attending a church service in Montana in 2005.
I was intrigued and awe-struck by the beauty and feeling projected by the sign language
interpreters. This experience sounded a bell inside me and inspired me to seek to
learn more about American Sign Language and the deaf community.
Nominated for a 2014 Transforming Lives Award, Ryan now works with autistic and disabled adults at West Central Community Center.
His educational journey at SFCC was not easy. In 1989, a freak electrical accident, which involved a 30-foot fall, left Ryan with
significant long-term physical and cognitive issues, including memory problems, bouts of depression and symptoms similar to a
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